Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Autonomous Vehicles

Side-by-Side Comparison of House and Senate Autonomous Vehicle Bills

October 6, 2017 – The ETW staff have completed a 22-page side-by-side analysis of our summary of the House autonomous vehicle regulation bill (H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act) as passed by the House last month and the Senate bill (S. 1885, the AV START Act) as amended and then approved in the Senate Commerce Committee earlier this week.

Senate Commerce Advances Automated Vehicle Bill, “AV START”

October 4, 2017- Earlier today, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee voted to advance S. 1885, the AV START Act. The bill was drafted in a bipartisan process led by John Thune (R-SD) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), who have been working in earnest with committee members and stakeholders throughout this year.

USDOT Revises Best Practices for State AV Policies (Pt. 3)

September 28, 2017 – This month, USDOT released an update to the federal government’s policy guidance for automated vehicles (AVs), titled Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety. In the interest of helping states prepare for the advent of AVs, the document included best practices for states considering AV policies.

USDOT Revamps Voluntary Guidance for AV Manufacturers (Pt. 2)

Although USDOT’s new voluntary guidance is focused on manufacturers, it addresses many of the questions that the transportation and city planning sectors – and society at large – have been asking: will AVs be capable of safe operation? How will humans interact with them? Are cybersecurity risks being addressed?

Secretary Chao Revamps Federal Policies for Automated Vehicles (Pt. 1)

September 12, 2017 Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation released its first revision to the federal government’s policies around automated vehicles (AVs). Speaking at the University of Michigan’s Mcity, a test site for advanced vehicle technologies, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao touted the document as a significant step towards a future of mobility that is safer, […]

Senate Autonomous Vehicle Bill Now Expected to Include Self-Driving Trucks

On September 5, the House passed the SELF DRIVE Act – a bill that zoomed through the legislative process in a few short months with bipartisan support (almost) completely throughout.

But on the other side of the Hill, the upper chamber continues to live up to its reputation of being – as President James Buchanan put it best – “the world’s greatest deliberative body.”

Congress Faces Busy September On Spending, Debt, AVs, Aviation

September 5, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. – Congress returns to the nation’s capital today (the House at 2 p.m.; the Senate at 3 p.m.) for a busy month’s work. The House is scheduled to vote on omnibus FY 2018 appropriations, the first tranche of FY 2017 relief for areas flooded by Hurricane Harvey, and the first federal legislation regulating autonomous vehicles this week. Later this month, the House may take up legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration.

House, Senate AV Bills Hit Recess Roadblocks As Skeptics Dig In

August 24, 2017 Shortly before Congress left for recess, the House Energy & Commerce passed an automated vehicle (AV) regulation bill by an almost unheard-of margin of 54 to 0. Legislators and the audience alike clapped and shook hands after the unanimous vote, which followed a healthy serving of bipartisan backslapping. The committee’s bill was […]

Guest Op-Ed: Entrepreneurs and the Need for an Autonomous Vehicle National Framework

When Level 5 autonomous vehicles are introduced to society and deployed for use the winners will not be traditional car manufacturers, but entrepreneurs who believed in the American dream and the public. These entrepreneurs will go on to completely reimagine the future of transportation while giving mobility to those who are most in need of a reliable form of point to point, on demand transportation.

House Energy & Commerce Unanimously Passes AV Bill

July 28, 2017 – On July 27, the House Energy & Commerce Committee (E&C) unanimously approved what may become the first federal law regulating self-driving vehicles. The final vote tally was 54-0 – a margin that would be impossible for practically anything else in Congress today.

House Committee Overhauls Autonomous Vehicle Bill 12 Hours Before Markup

July 27, 2017 | 9:00am Late last night, the House Energy & Commerce Committee (E&C) released the text of the self-driving vehicle legislation that will be marked up by the full committee at 10:00am today. This follows the unanimous approva… This content is for Eno members only. Sign In Sign in to your Eno account […]

Senate Commerce Previewing AV Bills

July 18, 2017 – The Senate Commerce Committee staff has allowed some stakeholders to confidentially view drafts of its legislative package for AVs. Sources familiar with the drafts have indicated that the legislation is split across 15 sections totaling approximately 30 pages.

Clarity for the Automated Vehicle Ethics Debate

A new report from Germany takes the issue of AV ethics head on and provides clear guidelines for tough ethical situations. It also provides recommendations for how governments and private industry should approach them.